Aug. 21, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST
she looks just like meg ryan
Aug. 21, 2008, 8:59 p.m. CST
I love this feature and your commitment to it. Some of the films I don't care about(your last 10)but others I love and am anxious for your "fresh eyes" review. And others go right into Netflix. I look forward to it everyday. P.S. SECOND!!!
Aug. 21, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST
...but, in BETTER OFF DEAD, Dungan was A paperboy (likely in that scene where the boys chase Lane following the dance), not THE paperboy. <br><br> Just wanted to point that out.
Aug. 21, 2008, 9:56 p.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
It was okay from what I saw. That is all.
Aug. 21, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST
I saw this on a plane when I was, like, maybe 6 or 7 years old, and I never thought about it after that. Finally, I know what the hell the story's about. The only things I can remember are the ending and when the sisters gang up on the little boy and slap him around a bit. <br> Hey, Quint - have you thought about checking out a movie called "Rich Kids" with Trini Alvarado?
Aug. 21, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
Love to see AMADs of Cross My Heart, which I loved, and A Simple Wish (a very strange broad farce with Short as a bumbling fairy godparent - with a homophobic emphasis on the fairy.)<p>Looking forward to tomorrow's review of Little Girl who Lives Down the Lane. I love that picture and hope it gets a full review, not one of these "I'm almost asleep and don;t have time" dismissals. Which, admittedly, is all some of these flicks deserve. but "TLGWLDTL" deserves better.
Aug. 22, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST
a little bit of a 'meh' movie, more like a TV drama in some respects like Quint says. Still it has Martin Sheen in it, which is never a bad thing...
Aug. 22, 2008, 12:27 a.m. CST
Perfect timing on that one, I just had been going through a bit of a "devil" phase after watching Mephisto's Waltz and reading The Club Dumas(Ninth Gate). Was looking for a good deal with the devil movie and added that one to the list just a day ago.
Aug. 22, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST
I was really excited when you started this experiment. I've tried the "movie a day" thing so many times and it always just falls apart thanks to life, job, demanded social interactions etc. So I was envious, especially since I'd love to "fill the gaps" of my own movie knowledge. And if you haven't seen Rio fuckin Bravo, you're definitely due for some Movie 101. <s> But I have to say, this has gotten disappointing. I mean I don't think Blythe Danner soaps are a mandatory addition to any viewing history. Why don't you branch off to more foreign flicks? The early work of Luis Bunuel? Lesser known masterpieces of Asian cinema? When I saw Vengeance is Mine on the list I thought "Oh great, an Imamura!" but it turned out to be some damn Ernest Borgnine movie. I know you're doing your Kevin Bacon/connection game to get from one title to the next, but how about watching Winter Kills then following Toshiro Mifune over to Drunken Angel? <s> I'm not one of those dudes who argues the "purity" of movies from different countries or whatever - if you haven't seen Gun Crazy, Barry Lyndon or The Elephant Man that needs to be instantly remedied - but how about a Bela Tarr or Satyajit Ray? Have you seen any of the Apu trilogy? Why not shake things up with a Fassbinder or a Tarkovsky? As far as connecting them, you could be more liberal: "This subpar Frank Sinatra title starts with an A, as does Aleksandr Dovzhenko's Arsenal." <s> I don't want to tell you what should and should not be on your personal movie "must" list, but I'd move away from John Wayne and embrace Max von Sydow (and I don't mean Strange Brew - although if you haven't seen Strange Brew, you should.) Instead of Ryan O'Neal in Partners, Bernardo Bertolucci directing Partner. Something maybe a little more challenging and worthy of being written about than The Sound of Music. I don't know, what do you think?
Aug. 22, 2008, 4:45 a.m. CST
the long list at the bottom, where Rio Bravo is mentioned are films Quint has seen<P>second, he's addressed this before, these are films he has in his collection (or recorded on to DVR in a couple of cases off TCM) that are linked by writer, director, star, editor, anything. But I KNOW he's said he has some french films coming up, but by his own admission it's been hard to find links to these English and American films to some good forign language films
Aug. 22, 2008, 4:47 a.m. CST
films that he has never seen prior to AMAD, I should have clarifed that solongyoubastard and I didn't mean to come across sounding like a prick or something
Aug. 22, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST
I'm sure Quint will eventually get to it.
Aug. 22, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST
I love 'em and have a lot to get through, thanks mainly to my Criterion stash. I have some Kurosawa and Fellini coming up, but like I've mentioned above it's difficult to connect early foreign flicks to the rest of my collection.<BR><BR>I know it seems arbitrary to connect these titles, but it's forcing a flow to the series that is keeping it interesting to me, forcing me into certain films I'd put on the back burner otherwise. If I didn't have this system, I'd just have two weeks of Hitchcock, two weeks of John Ford and then single big titles, leaving me with hundreds of DVDs that I'll never watch.<BR><BR>At some point I'll have to deviate from this style or else I'll never get to a lot of these foreign films and exploitation pictures, but it won't be for a long while.
Aug. 22, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST
by Skyway Moaters
If you don't enjoy reading about the films Quint has chosen to include in his AMAD feature, why read AMAD at all? Just to bitch in the TB? I mean it's not like there aren't a million other boards around covering films you ‘are’ interested in, or at least enjoy reading a about in a casual way, right? Film geeks come in all flavors and million tastes, but statistically anthologies of this sort featuring less popular, or less widely known/"forgotten" material in any art form tends to broaden enthusiasts' horizons, often leading to discoveries of material that appeals to them that they might not otherwise become aware of. *** Simple solution to your "problem": The web's a big place, you don't have to read it if you don't dig it, so why not hunt down something you enjoy more than bitching?
Aug. 22, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST
I'd love to hear your thoughts on both of those directors, as well as exploitation classics you may have missed. As long as the connection is making things fun and interesting for you that's fine, I'd just hate for you to ultimately be limited by it. And to Mrs. Harry Knowles and Skyway Moaters, I can't think of a better place to "name-drop" than this website, or a better place to "bitch" than a TB, although to be fair I don't exactly consider it name-dropping (it's not like I mentioned having lunch with Imamura) or bitching: I clearly am enjoying Quint's experiment or I wouldn't hope for a broader range of titles. Bloo you did not sound like a prick at all, if I misunderstood AMAD's criteria that should be corrected.
Aug. 22, 2008, 8:15 p.m. CST
I too thought "Vengeance is Mine" was going to be the "Imamura", and actually was hoping it was cause i look at the damn Criterion DVD everytime I'm in a store and keep grabbing it and then changing my mind at the last minute. Would love a Quint review on that. <br><Br>Bela Tarr rocks my socks too, need to track more of his down soon!